I have fallen in love with a book called, “48 Day to the Work You Love” by Dan Miller. I’ll get back to it later, but first I want to tell about the discovering of this paper-back lifesaver. Someone came into my life for about 2 hours and inspired me to get back on track, they reminded me of my dreams and that I was not being successful that particular day. I asked myself, “What was I doing that day that would eventually contribute to my ultimate goal and success?” And being successful does not mean an ending result, it’s a process. As soon as I recognized I needed to get back on track, my success started. Acknowledgement is success.
This person told me about the book and I ordered it that day on my lunch break (Amazon.com, about 10 dollars). Our conversation consisted of work and career paths, what led him to his current job title and how I got where I am today. I mentioned wanting to change my career path slightly and he recommended this book to me and gave me a short, but inspirational, speech about my job, my passion, and how to connect the two. And to only pursue my current situation if I was serious and passionate about it. With that being said, the book “48 Days to the Work You Love,” is about finding your passion and making it your job. About finding the talent you were born with and mastering it. So it’s a 48 day exercise and I’m committed to finishing all 48 days. Day 2 of 48 is done as of today. I’m looking forward to seeing where day 48 has taken me. If anyone is in need of a career change, motivation, or has a lack of inspiration I urge you to purchase this book. I think it’ll be an invigorating and refreshing read.
I’ve already felt as if a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I’m relieved I don’t have to go out looking for another job without guidance. That pressure has been alleviated. I may not know how to obtain it just yet, but at least I know what I want. I think a lot of people make the mistake of having a job that doesn’t relate to their abilities. Work should be synonymous with play, somewhat. Whatever your definition of leisure or whatever hobbies you can list, these shouldn’t be activities to be on hold for the weekend. These should be deposits of every day and immersed in the work you create.
“Knowledge without action is personified in the over-educated, broke, and broken who wander listlessly among us.” -Dave Ramsey
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius